The Canandaigua Plein Air Festival starts on June 4th and is back in its third year! Artists will work in various painting media on location in and around Canandaigua throughout the weekend. Be a part of the action on June 7th with the Community Paint Out – all local and regional artists welcome! For more details on event times and registration visit www.fingerlakespleinair.com. 585-394-0030.
Come celeberate the rich hertiage of Clifton Springs at the Sulphur Springs Festival on June 6-7th. Featuring a parade, live musical acts on Fri – Sat, games for the kids, food and much more! Experience Shakespeare by the Brook on June 14th at 2pm. Enjoy this 60 minute outdoor adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic “As You Like It!”. Located on the West Lawn Spa Apartments, 11 East Main St. Rain Location: Chapel in Spa Apts, Clifton Springs. For more information visit www.cliftonspringschamber.com.
Sonnenberg’s Roses and Rosés elegant wine and food pairing event on June 9th showcases over 25 wineries and restaurants of the Finger Lakes Region and kicks off Rose Week at Sonnenberg June 8-14. For more information or tickets to the event, visit www.sonnenberg.org. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua. 585-394-4922.
Come and enjoy professional theater on Main Street in Naples in the heart of the Finger Lakes! The 2014 summer season has arrived at Bristol Valley Theater. Kicking off the season is “Oh, Coward” playing from June 12 to 22nd and “Next Fall” which opens on June 26th. For tickets and show information, visit www.bvtnaples.org. Bristol Valley Theater, 151 South Main Street, Naples. 585-374-6318.
Connect with nature and hike the more than 50 miles of foot trails in the town of Victor. You’ll see a variety of terrain including open fields, wooded wetlands, hills and valleys with breathtaking views and a chance to explore the diverse wildlife of the Finger Lakes. www.victorhikingtrails.org.
During Rochester’s Real Beer Week, stop by The VB Brewery on June 15th from 1-5pm for live music and fun! Featuring beer tastings from The VB Brewery and Lost Borough Brewing Company. Live music will be provided by “In The Loop”. 6606 State Route 96, Victor. 585-902-8166
Celebrate summer at the Finger Lakes Brew Festival on June 21st.The festival will feature local music, breweries, tastings and vendors. The festival will take place at the new Geneva Lakefront Events Center along the northern shore of Seneca Lake. Geneva Lakefront Events Center, 35 Lakefront Drive, Geneva. 315-789-1616
Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures features seven courses with 100 elements featuring ziplines, tight rope walks, rope ladders and bridges. Some of the elements reach almost 60 ft. high into the canopies of the trees! Reservations are required. 5589 South Hill Road, Canandaigua. 585-374-6000
Canandaigua, NY (May 22, 2014) Friday, May 23rd is opening day (9am-6pm) for the highly anticipated Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures. Residents and visitors to the Finger Lakes Regions can enjoy five thrilling outdoor aerial adventure courses comprised of nearly 100 elements which include: crossing from tree to tree riding a snowboard or a skate board that is attached to half inch cable 30 feet above the ground, making your way across the Double Helix bridge, zip lining downward with the feeling of going upwards, and free falling from a height of 60 feet, just to name a few of the adventures in store for you. Courses transition from beginner to intermediate to advanced levels. A course specifically for children ages 4 to 7 will be opening in the near future.
“It is an amazing feeling to be up in the trees transitioning from element to element”, exclaims, Bristol Mountain Marketing Director, Drew Broderick. As Director of Marketing, Broderick had the good fortune to get to try out the aerial park several days before the park opened to the public. “I just may relocate my office from the base area to the top of the mountain so I can get more time on the course”, jokes, Broderick.
Why an outdoor aerial adventure park? Why now? Project Manager, Steven Fuller, explains, “For several years Bristol Mountain has been looking for an attraction that would allow us to transition to a year round destination. Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures compliments our other endeavors which include: Bristol Mountain Snowsports, Fall Sky Rides, weddings and Roseland Waterpark. We are now truly a four seasons resort”. Fuller offers, “Our snowsports guests are families who enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle on a year round basis. When we started researching aerial parks we knew it was the right fit”. There is even a kids course dedicated to children ages 4 to7.
Finger Lakes Visitors Connection President, Valerie Knoblauch, had this to say about the addition of this new Finger Lakes based attraction, “Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures strengthens the already robust tourism product in Ontario County. The aerial adventure park will be a destination attraction for visitors to the Finger Lakes and will draw them into Ontario County. Families and adventure travelers will come for the park, and while they are here they will stay overnight, enjoying our hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, shopping, wineries and more. Finger Lakes Visitors Connection research data shows that the average daily spend per travel party on an overnight trip is $417, compared to $296 for a day trip. The more there is to do in Ontario County, the more likely visitors will extend their vacation, which strengthens the economic benefit to the community.”
The operating season will be from May 23rd through November 2nd. Until June 8th the aerial park will be open Friday through Sundays plus Memorial Day from 9am-6pm. June 13 through September 1st it will operate seven days a week from 9am-6pm. The fall schedule will be back to Friday – Sunday plus Columbus Day from 11am-dusk.
Due to the expected high levels of interest, advanced reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 585-374-1180 between 9am-6pm or by going online to www.bristolmountainadventures.com. Guests should arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled ticket reservation time to check in, get fitted for their harness and to attend the park orientation prior to getting onto the course. The aerial park is located at the top of Bristol Mountain at 5589 South Hill Road, South Bristol, NY.
Groups are welcome at the aerial park and will receive a special rate for 15 people or more. A deposit of 50 percent is due at the time of booking (at least 72 hours in advance) with the remainder due the day the group arrives at the aerial park. This park is great for family outings, teambuilding events, wedding parties, birthday parties, cross training for athletes and sports teams to name a few.
For more information regarding the Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park or to schedule a media interview please contact Drew Broderick at 585-455-4186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol Mountain/Roseland Waterpark
Director of Sales and Marketing
5662 Route 64
Canandaigua, NY 14424